May 29

Alan Jackson’s “The Angels Cried”: Yes, The Tears Of Love

Alan Jackson feat. Alison Krauss

Indeed, “The Angels Cried,” perhaps one of the best gospel hymns of the one and only Alan Jackson. One more good reason, he sang the hymn with Alison Krauss. Moreover, the words and lyrics pronounce the existence of “Angels.” And, yes, we do have angels, if only we believe. If we believe in them, we believe in God. With this, it’s worth your time listening to this hymn. This will let you realize; you have angels beside you.


Angels are servants of God that help carry out his commands. They are real spiritual beings that are documented throughout the Bible. Moreover, they are recorded in both the Old and New Testaments. While God’s angels carry out his commands, the Bible also tells us that there is a supreme, fallen angel who is against God (Matthew 25:41) and other angels that are evil and face God’s punishment (Jude 1:6). Angels are also messengers of God.

Moreover, the Bible also describes angels with wings that can fly.

“Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two wings they covered their feet and with two they were flying” (Isaiah 6:2).

Furthermore, “Angels” are depicted in many ways throughout popular culture. They are identified as chubby babies with little wings, beautiful women with feathered wings, and men of military strength with flowing robes of white. We have just seen that the reality of angels is grounded in the Bible. Although angels take on different visual representations, missions, and powers, the one constant is that angels are a blessing from God that He uses to communicate, protect and minister you with His power.


The Angels Cried…

Alan Jackson and Alison Krauss received positive feedback due to their perfect duet of the song. “The Angels Cried” was released on October 12, 1993, from Jackson’s album Honky-Tonk Christmas. Harley Allen and Debbie Nims are the gospel songwriters behind the song.

The Lyrics

They came from near, they came from far

Following a distance star to where He lay

Not being sure of what it mean, but

Knowing it was their way

And the creatures gathered ’round

Didn’t make a sound

The angels cried

The angels knew what was to come

The reason God had sent His Son

From up above

It filled their hearts with joy to see and

Knowing of His destiny

Came tears of love

I’ve often thought about that night

And wondered if they realized

That star so bright

Was sent to tell all the land

The Son of God would soon become

Son of Man

And the creatures gathered ’round

Didn’t make a sound

And the angels cried

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Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Debbie Nims, Harley Allen, The Angels Cried

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